I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
A new I-94 interchange at
Honadel said a Wisconsin Department of Transportation official told him Wednesday that the department will soon begin the process of acquiring land that will be needed for the interchange, which would be built in 2012.
"I am just stoked up to no end because it's going to be good for the region," he said. "The potential is awesome."
The DOT had said that if half the cost of the interchange would be covered by local money, it would add the interchange to its massive I-94 North-South Freeway Project. The City of
Then on Saturday, the Franklin Common Council committed the final $500,000 that was needed for the interchange and related work on
DOT spokesman Reggie Newson confirmed Wednesday that the DOT has added the Drexel interchange to its I-94 work plan and confirmed that construction is planned for 2012.
The DOT estimates the total cost at $12.9 million.
Honadel said he concurred with state Rep. Jeff Stone (R-Greendale), who represents
"You just don't get an interchange every day of the week," Honadel said. "Every developer will tell you that it's the gold mine for development - access."
Honadel said the Drexel interchange will be the first interchange added to I-94 in
The DOT began its North-South Freeway Project in 2009 and the work is expected to continue to 2016. The 35-mile stretch of I-94 from the Wisconsin-Illinois border to the Mitchell Interchange is being reconstructed.
So if the interchange was so important that Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance was willing to pay for some of it since they would benefit, don’t you think S.C. Johnson and all those companies that say they need the KRM would kick in money, it might just happen?